The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne

William Makepeace THACKERAY (1811 - 1863)

A classic Victorian novel and a historical novel rolled into one! Read about court and army life during the reign of Queen Anne - a story of Catholic - Protestant intrigue, and the party which aspired to the restoration of Bonny Prince Charlie. And, a good love story as well. (Summary by Karen Merline)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Suspense, Espionage, Political & Thrillers

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface & Introduction Måns Broo
00:13:57
Play 01 Bk I intro & Bk I, ch 01: An Account of the Family of Esmond of Castlewood Hall Måns Broo
00:19:33
Play 02 Bk I, ch 02: Relates how Francis, Fourth Viscount, arrives at Castlewood Laura Koskinen
00:22:14
Play 03 Bk I, ch 03: Whither, in the time of Thomas, Third Viscount, I had preceded him as Page to Isabella Laura Koskinen
00:30:32
Play 04 Bk I, ch 04: I am placed under a Popish Priest and bred to that Religion . . .Vicountess Castlewood rachelellen
00:15:48
Play 05 Bk I, ch 05: My Superiors are engaged in Plots for the Restoration of King James II rachelellen
00:25:31
Play 06 Bk I, ch 06: The Issue of the Plots.--The Death of Thomas, Third Viscount of Castlewood; and the Imprisonment of his Viscountess Måns Broo
00:32:34
Play 07 Bk I, ch 07: I am left at Castlewood an Orphan, and find most kind Protectors there JemmaBlythe
00:20:59
Play 08 Bk I, ch 08: After Good Fortune comes Evil JemmaBlythe
00:21:49
Play 09 Bk I, ch 09: I have the Small-pox, and prepare to leave Castlewood Laura Koskinen
00:58:11
Play 10 Bk I, ch 10: I go to Cambridge, and do but little Good there Ralph Snelson
00:18:07
Play 11 Bk I, ch 11: I come home for a Holiday to Castlewood, and find a Skeleton in the House Debra Lynn
00:31:47
Play 12 Bk I, ch 12: My Lord Mohun comes among us for no Good JemmaBlythe
00:23:49
Play 13 Bk I, ch 13: My Lord leaves us and his Evil behind him JemmaBlythe
00:31:08
Play 14 Bk I, ch 14: We ride after him to London JemmaBlythe
00:36:27
Play 15 Bk II, ch 01: I am in Prison, and Visited, but not Consoled there Ralph Snelson
00:24:16
Play 16 Bk II, ch 02: I come to the End of my Captivity, but not of my Trouble Max Porter Zasada
00:22:58
Play 17 Bk II, ch 03: I take the Queen's Pay in Quin's Regiment Ralph Snelson
00:24:01
Play 18 Bk II, ch 04: Recapitulations Ralph Snelson
00:15:36
Play 19 Bk II, ch 05: I go on the Vigo Bay Expedition, taste Salt Water and smell Powder Ralph Snelson
00:27:36
Play 20 Bk II, ch 06: The 29th December Måns Broo
00:17:04
Play 21 Bk II, ch 07: I am made Welcome at Walcote Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:24:13
Play 22 Bk II, ch 08: Family Talk Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:16:33
Play 23 Bk II, ch 09: I make the Campaign of 1704 Jim Mowatt
00:25:36
Play 24 Bk II, ch 10: An Old Story about a Fool and a Woman Justin Brett
00:22:58
Play 25 Bk II, ch 11: The famous Mr. Joseph Addison Justin Brett
00:25:09
Play 26 Bk II, ch 12: I get a Company in the Campaign of 1706 rachelellen
00:12:10
Play 27 Bk II, ch 13: I meet an Old Acquaintance in Flanders, and find my Mother's Grave, and my own Cradle there rachelellen
00:29:22
Play 28 Bk II, ch 14: The Campaign of 1707, 1708 Ralph Snelson
00:19:01
Play 29 Bk II, ch 15: General Webb wins the Battle of Wynendael Ralph Snelson
01:02:05
Play 30 Bk III, ch 01: I come to an End of my Battles and Bruises Ralph Snelson
00:35:05
Play 31 Bk III, ch 02: I go Home, and harp on the Old String Ralph Snelson
00:36:50
Play 32 Bk III, ch 03: A Paper out of the "Spectator" Jack Farrell
00:52:48
Play 33 Bk III, ch 04: Beatrix's New Suitor Jack Farrell
00:26:51
Play 34 Bk III, ch 05: Mohun appears for the Last Time in this History Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:40:36
Play 35 Bk III, ch 06: Poor Beatrix Kirsten Ferreri
00:12:15
Play 36 Bk III, ch 07: I visit Castlewood once more rachelellen
00:24:30
Play 37 Bk III, ch 08: I travel to France and bring Home a Portrait of Rigaud Ralph Snelson
00:25:14
Play 38 Bk III, ch 09: The Original of the Portrait comes to England Ralph Snelson
00:34:44
Play 39 Bk III, ch 10: We entertain a very Distinguished Guest at Kensington rachelellen
00:32:42
Play 40 Bk III, ch 11: Our Guest quits us as not being Hospitable enough rachelellen
00:22:14
Play 41 Bk III, ch 12: A great Scheme, and who Balked it rachelellen
00:12:54
Play 42 August 1, 1714 Aaron Elliott
00:33:30